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. in the face of public doubt, his goal was to stiffen the size of democrats on health care. in washington, wbal-tv. >> at maryland is set to receive dollars from the federal stimulus on high-speed rail projects. they need to improve reliability. they will construct a new building and island platform in one area here. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. did the president's state of the union address leave you optimistic about the future? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> several maryland lawmakers were inside of the capital listening to the president's address last night. they were anticipating an update on the economy and jobs. the of coming mayor says she was pleased with the speech. >> energy conservation, the work we are doing in the city, that type of job creation -- jobs in our city -- it means prosperity for our citizens. i am very excited about that. >> she is slashing money from the city's budget starting with funds for her own perks. funding is at $4.8 million for the mayor. it is used for a variety of items. dixon said she believes it is necessary
washington. >> in the capital of port-au- prince, devastation and buildings flattened to rubble. the presidential palace is affected though he is said to be unhurt. there is many can -- much confusion. as aid workers moved in overnight, patients arriving in miami said that the quake rocked the airport as they left. >> it was such a big impact. secretary clinton is in hawaii. >> we will be providing military relief and humanitarian assistance. our prayers are with the people who have suffered. >> the earthquake occurred just a few miles away from the capital. >> we are going to expect a lot of damage. haitians in florida are frustrated and able to reach family. >> sort and rescue teams -- search and rescue teams in virginia and california are getting ready for their rescue mission. many are set to arrive today. they want to clear the runway and make sure it is safe. >> despite the cold weather, dozens of residents in baltimore went to city hall to protest the pensions of dixon. it was organized on facebook. more than 1800 fans joined the group in just a few days. many believe the
two miles off the coast of lebanon. >> in washington this week president obama delivers the first state of the union address of his term. there are strong signs he'll want americans to look ahead and not so much back on his first year in office. 11 news reporter brook hart has the details. >> ahead of president obama's first state of the union address one top aide admits voters haven't seen the change they were promised. >> they have a reason to be frustrated with everybody because we have not delivered yet. we're now in washington. we have to change the culture here. >> the white house is coming off a blistering week. the upset g.o.p. win in massachusetts republicans say shows voter outrage over the president's health care overhaul. >> all across the country, even in the most liberal state in america arguably, massachusetts, the people are telling us, please don't pass this bill. >> the obama team heard a voter call to fix the economy, add jobs. >> not going to stop fighting until we add jobs for everybody. >> analysts skeptical. >> this president doesn't come easy to populism an
releases new figures on the economy's output. nicole killian joins us with details from washington. >> we are expecting to see more positive growth for the economy but in the government figures due today, with administration officials hoping to keep up that momentum for their small business plan. >> proposing and new small business tax credit that will go to over 1 million small businesses. >> today the president makes it official, a new plan to help the nation's small businesses. >> we are not going to rest until we of rebuild an economy in which hard work and responsibility are rewarded and businesses are hiring again and wages are growing again. >> white house officials say that is the name of the program. small businesses would be eligible to receive a $5,000 tax credit for every worker hired this year and reimbursed for extra social security payroll taxes if they increase wages or hours for existing employees. the credits would be capped at $500,000 per business. start up companies would be eligible for half. what is unclear is how the administration will pay for the $33 million prog
a preview from washington. >> there are three words that energized candidates in his campaign. but for president obama to revive that image tonight, things could change. advisers say he wants the senate to pass a new jobs bill, he will create his own panel to attack -- tackle the nation's deficit. republicans say he is wasting time. >> i think he should start by saying we will put the health care bill on the shelf. >> that will not happen. >> it is not something the president will give up on. >> how he handles healthcare will be a political risk. >> they are politically broke after going into debt on health care. >> they will call for more federal funding on education and remind the audience of his challenges. >> he inherited two wars and an economy on the brink of collapse. this president walked into about the worst imaginable set of circumstances. >> and america is still standing as president obama tries to recapture the wave of optimism he rode into office. he will say that new faces and fresh energy is needed to turn the economy around. wbal-tv. >> you can watch that here
dollars to washington in the first place. -- let's stop sending those tax dollars to washington in the first place. >> we need to make sure we are focusing on the small businesses and doing our best to protect these jobs. >> the most volatile congressional race in maryland -- by hon. congressional race in maryland is this one. >> vulnerable congressional race in maryland is this one. >> we have the latest on what president obama said about the bomb attack on christmas day. >> he used the world failure s to have the bombing attack was nearly paid off. >> the system has failed in a potentially disastrous way. >> security and insurance chief had lapses which the president calls a screw up. earlier, aides said president obama is confident in his security team. >> it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence we already had. >> the president needs to get on top of this issue. >> the first casualty could be in closing guantanamo bay soon. >> we will not be transferring guantanamo bay prisoners to yemen at this time. >> administration officials say no one person or agen
source. we are the third least difficult city to find a job. washington, d.c. is the least difficult followed by san jose california. it refers to the number of unemployed individuals per our advertise the job positions. maryland ranked fifth as a state. >> wall street got off to a strong start after the new year. the dow closed higher today. we have a look at the business news in the bloomberg business report. >> it would be nice to keep it going. we are looking for flat for the start of things. it is quieter than what we saw yesterday. we had a big rally. gains in manufacturing. it is expanding at a faster pace than expected last month. increased demand for personal computers was predicted. shares of apple were up 1.5%. the plan to unveil a tablet pc. the device is scheduled to go on sale in march. it may be interactive with a 10 inch touch screen. the company will not comment on it. analysts expect google to unveil its own mobile phone. it will most likely come with enjoyed software. they declined to comment. kraft foods has agreed to sell its pros and pizza unit to nesquick for m
. >> haitian-americans gathered in washington and new york holding vigil for millions caught in a cruel disaster. still about 45,000 americans in haiti. so far only a fraction of them have contacted the u.s. embassy. >> this morning four johns hopkins students in haiti are said to be ok and local aid is on the way. >> good morning. well, the u.s. navy command has yet to say whether the ship will be headed to haiti but we know it has been activated and we know it is set to set sail on monday. it needs five days to get the ship ready. 60-70 civil mariners. their job will be to navigate, operate and maintain the u.s.s. comfort which is a floating hospital. they have 12 operating rooms along with intensive care and recovery wards. they have the important ability to convert seawater into drinking water which is desperately needed in haiti right now. we know four johns hopkins students are said to be ok. also the director of missions, dr. rod mortel is from haiti. he just left his family there 10 ago. he has spoken with them. they are ok but scared. >> i was speaking with them and yabbed hear
washington. >> new screening rules were not a factor in a security scare last night in newark. after a man walked the wrong way through a check point and disappeared. hundreds of passengers had to be rescreened. flights were delayed hours. now as of midnight, new rules mean tighter security for all travelers bound for the u.s. more random screening, patdowns, bag searches and body scans. passengers from 14 named countries all deemed state sponsors of terror or countries of interest can expect such checks across the board. that includes yemen, the country where president obama said nigerian-born man was trained to carry out the christmas day bomb plot. >> al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, trained him, equipped whim explosives, and directed him to attack that plane headed to america. >> now in custody, investigators are questioning the accused bomb better al qaeda in yemen. >> there is advantage to talking to us in terms of plea agreements. we're going to pursue that. >> critics say the case doesn't belong in civilian court. >> if we had treated this christmas day bomber as a terrorist, he
washington. >> starting the week, a political food fight. some republicans demanded the senate's top democrat step down. >> i think he should. >> the reason stems from the pages of game change, an account of the 2008 campaign. senate majority leader harry reid said he believed barack obama could win in part because he was, quote, light skinned with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one. republican's party chairman -- >> democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouth of their own. but if it comes from anyone else, it's racism. >> reid called the president to apologize in a written statement president obama said, "as far as i'm concerned, the book is closed." should reid step down? democrats said no. >> i don't think so. first of all, all of us are imperfect. clearly this was a mistake. >> senator reid stepped up, acknowledged that they were wrong, apologized to the president. he's accepted the apology and we're moving on. >> that could be up to voters in nevada. some showin anger over health ce last week. top post aside, reid faces a t
remaining cabinet is forced to meet outside on plastic chairs. in washington, brook hart, nbc news. >> as rescuers continue to dig through rubble looking for survivors and haitians deal with the after math of catastrophic earthquake, people around the world are offering prayers. >> catholic relief services in baltimore is working to get 12 sites up and running in haiti to offer food, water and other necessities. it's estimated that about 80% of the haitian population is catholic. c.r.s. officials here say now more than ever it's important for the haitians not to lose their faith. the archdiocese of baltimore is asking its churches to do what they can to send support. collections will be taken at services this week. father ross says they're having a day of solidarity on thursday. they're urging their congregation to skip a meal or sacrifice and attend special services to pray for the haitians. >> if they can't join us here, to take some time on thursday to pray. that's a kind of assistance that can arrive immediately in haiti. whoever we are, wherever we are. we're all brothers and
of massachusetts. the results could have a direct impact on washington. >> this is a look at the beltway at liberty road. volume building already at this early hour. early hour. host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: did the waltons take way too long to say goodnight? mom: g'night john boy. g'night mary ellen. mary ellen: g'night mama. g'night erin. elizabeth: g'night john boy. jim bob: g'night grandpa. elizabeth: g'night ben. jim bob:'night. elizabeth: g'night jim bob. jim bob: g'night everybody, grandpa: g'night everybody. jim bob: g'night daddy. vo: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. >> welcome back. 37 degrees at the maryland science center on this tuesday morning. if slight chance to arrange our or sprinkle later this morning. it's going to be dry in general. there might be a frost on the windshield to start out. it's 34 degrees in parts bill, 35 in stevensville, 32 in edgewood. a mixture of clouds and a little sunshine expected. a 25% chance of a rain shower. highs in the upper 40's to about 50. that will change by the end of the week. th
is next. >> i'm nikole killion in washington where a newly elected republican senator scott brown comes to town today. that story coming up. >> the weather is quiet now. that is going to change. rain, sleet and snow
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